Water on Mars Means Extraterrestrial Life?

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  1. Tim

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    Now that scientists are all excited about finding evidence of water on Mars, what if they found evidence of some primitive form of life?

    Impossible? Or no big deal? :rolleyes:
     
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    No big deal.

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    Life on another planet is no big deal? I, for one, think it's pretty cool. [​IMG]
     
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    Ok, sure. If you think so. Doesn't matter to me.

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    These are the same scientists that can't decide when life begins or agree on the age of the earth. Same scientists who tell us not to eat eggs and then turn around and decide eggs are okay for us after all, if eaten in moderation. Okay.

    There's a lot of water in Georgia. LOL. [​IMG] [​IMG] :D [/skepticism]
     
  6. Brett

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    Or maybe it was dicovered by the same scientists who discovered insulin, or penacilian, or acetylsalicylic acid - drugs that profoundly better human welfare. Or scientists who discovered the vaccinations that wiped out various diseases.

    I know many Christians have a "science is the enemy" mindset, but from a nonspiritual perspective, science is one of the most important things in the world; think of how you take for granted the things science has given you, from a lightbulb to a refrigerator to the computer you type on to the drugs that save your life.
     
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    Lighten up, Brett. I'm in the medical profession, LOL. (and it's penicillin ;) )
     
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    Well, if they do prove that life once existed on Mars, we would have a viable explanation for:

    Michael Jackson
    The entire Democratic party
    John Hagee, Tim LaHaye, Clarence Larkin, etc.
    Britney Spears
    Anyone that has ever dressed up like Elvis
    Amish folk
    Dr. Bob's humor
    Preterists
    Harry Potter followers
    35 year old single males who still live at home and go to all the Star Trek conventions (Star Trek would only be a lousy TV show if it weren't for Star Wars)
     
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    I do not believe that there is life on any other planet or ever has been in the creation. I will agree with Brett that science is a very benificial, but what is being touted as science today in many cases is little more then over educated people hoping for the impossible.
     
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    ok.

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    They aren't going to find primitive life because they haven't found water.
     
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    "Take me to your leader!!!" [​IMG]
     
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    True Science is never the enemy. Interpretations of Science that do not agree with the scriptures are what people are against.
    Flat Earth, Geocentrics, etc. were not science any more than Evolution is today. They were suppositions based on poor "knowledge". Poor "knowledge" is the enemy.
     
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    Even if they do find signs of life there guess who put it there?

    Thats right all things were created by Him.
     
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    I heard they found Joseph Smith's gold tablet's.
     
  17. Tim

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    So is the (serious) concensus that God may have created life on other planets?

    If so, for what purpose? Does it mess up anyone's theology?

    Tim
     
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    Tim, just some thoughts, but if all have sinned, and theres none perfect, and Jesus dies for our sins. Then we would have to explain any people on another planet. If all have sinned and theres none perfect, what about them? If Jesus died once for all, was it for them too? Since He died here would they even know about Him, and how much would it mean if He dies somewhere else(here rather then there), who there would have seen Him and written about it(Bible)? Biblically it doesn't make science. People try and reconcile scripture with science, taking what science says to try and understand scripture, but instead should be taking scripture and understanding science.
     
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    Getting back to the main topic:


    No big deal.
     
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    There is a distinction to be made between what the Bible says and our interpretation of Scripture. Sometimes our personal interpretations can come into competition with settled scientific facts. This gives us cause to re-examine our views. Science has taught the church how to understand the Scriptures before. We no longer believe that the sun revolves around the earth.
    No longer are we interpreting the cosmos through a Ptolemaic worldview, we view it through the Copernican system (or perhaps even through Einstein’s relativistic system or a Quantum system). This change was made without doing violence to the language of the Bible.

    For millennia, Christians have commonly believed that the earth has existed for only a few thousand years. If cosmologists or geologists finally prove that the earth has existed for myriads of ages, it will be found that the first chapter of Genesis is in still in full accord with the facts, and that the last results of science are embodied on the first page of the Bible. It may cost the Church a severe struggle to give up one interpretation and adopt to another, but it can be done.

    The erosion patterns found on Mars (presumably indicating the presence of water a longtime ago) may pose a problem with YEC “flood geology” (unless of course God judged other worlds with a flood too?). The presence of life on Mars (or on other planets) may also pose a problem to various other interpretations that people commonly have formed. Extraplanetary geology may eventually be the downfall of “flood geology”.

    Personally, I’m not convinced that evolution (as taught in public schools) is a viable theory. (IMO and simply stated, the mechanism isn’t quick enough to allow all the variety of life that we see). However, if life were found on other planets, it would tend to boost the theory that God may have used a mode of evolution to create life.

    Yet know this, the Bible has stood and still stands with its claims unshaken.

    Rob
     

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